MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Wind Advisory in the Phoenix metro area on Friday

Posted at 6:44 AM, Apr 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 01:16:06-04

PHOENIX — Winds have been a big issue across Arizona this week and they'll pick up even more on Friday as storm system moves into northern Arizona.

Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings are in effect Friday across northern and eastern Arizona where gusts could top 50 mph.

Gusts could hit 40 mph Friday afternoon across the Phoenix metro area, so a Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m to 7 p.m.

As conditions stay dry across southeastern Arizona, fire danger will increase. A Fire Weather Warning is in effect for that area Friday.

But, this storm system will bring a bit of moisture to northern Arizona as it moves through. So, there is a chance for spotty rain and snow showers in that part of our state throughout the day.

Snow levels will fall to around 6,500 feet, but little to no snowfall accumulation is anticipated.

Temperatures will drop 10 to 15 degrees across our state, putting Valley highs in the upper 70s on Friday.

Then, high pressure builds in again bringing another big warm-up our way.

Expect temperatures back in the 80s over the weekend and soaring into the 90s next week.

We'll even be flirting with our first triple digits of the year by next Tuesday and Wednesday.


2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.22" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"

Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.


Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain

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